Shortcuts aren't always a good thing

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) - October 22, 2010

Fire and rescue crews in Baltimore County, Maryland, had to pull a man from a narrow hole.

Fire officials say the man was walking home from work yesterday afternoon and took a shortcut across some vacant property.

He fell into a hole that was only about two-feet across.

Officials say he was stuck like a cork in a bottle.

But the man was able to reach his cell phone and call 911.

It took about 40 minutes to get the guy out.

Officials say he was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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